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S&P upgrades Hungarian outlook rating to positive

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

A pro-government commentator thinks that S&P’s decision to raise Hungarian credit outlook to positive indicates that the Hungarian economy is on a steady growth path. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, thinks the upgrade is due to the private sector’s performance. READ MORE

Hungary upgraded to investment grade

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

A conservative analyst calls the upgrading of Hungary’s sovereign debt belated but welcome, as it will produce positive feedback for the national economy. READ MORE

Third rating upgrade in sight

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Days ahead of the next report and likely upgrade of Hungary to investment category by Moody’s, a pro-government columnist thinks that the Hungarian economy is on the right path. Her left-wing counterpart complains about lacklustre growth.   READ MORE

Standard & Poor’s upgrades Hungary

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

A conservative analyst interprets the second major rating company’s decision to upgrade Hungary to investment category as an acknowledgement of the success of the oft criticized economic policies pursued by the government and the National Bank. READ MORE

Fitch upgrades Hungary

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

As Hungary regains its investment grade status from Fitch Ratings after four years in the junk category, commentators are divided over what comes next. READ MORE

Hungary’s credit rating outlook upgraded

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

As two out of the ‘big four’ upgrade Hungary’s credit rating outlook to positive, commentators ponder the prospects of a future upgrade of Hungarian sovereign debt to investment grade. READ MORE

S&P upgrades Hungary

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

As Standard and Poor’s lifts Hungary’s rating to just below investment grade, conservative commentators believe Hungary should persevere with its fiscal discipline, with the likelihood that two major rating institutions out of three may raise its rating to investment level before long. READ MORE

Government urged to reconsider bank tax

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Commentators on both Right and Left call on the government to reconsider the surplus taxes on banks as the state buys an interest in retails banks and the economy grows at a 3.5 per cent rate. READ MORE

Hungary seen avenged by EU downgrade

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Magyar Nemzet believes that what its editors always saw as double standards in judging economic policies came to an end when Standard and Poor’s stripped the European Union of its top credit rating just before Christmas. The commentator cautions, however, against premature triumphalism, despite the first signs of recovery in Hungary.
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A call for a European credit rating agency

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Népszabadság and Magyar Nemzet call in unison for the establishment of a European credit rating agency. The two biggest Hungarian dailies agree that American credit rating agencies are trying to pressurize EU countries to reach an overall agreement this week, but at the same time play an important role in the economic war between the EU and the US. READ MORE